Use the Creative Cloud desktop app to find and install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps. We provide installers for our current apps and the previous major version of each.

How to install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

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    Creative Cloud desktop app icon in Windows taskbar
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    Creative Cloud desktop app icon on macOS menu bar
  2. Find the app you want to install, and then select the More actions icon  next to it.

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    Note:

    To retain your older app preferences, select Uninstall after selecting the More actions icon. Then select Keep to keep your older app preferences.

  3. In the drop-down list, select Other Versions.

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    Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app. 
  4. In the list that appears, find the app version that you want to install, and select Install.

    Install previous versions of Creative Cloud apps

    You are prompted to continue with the install. After you confirm, your app starts installing.

How to retain previous versions of your app with auto-update

When you install a new version of a Creative Cloud app, its previous version is removed by default. However, you can set a preference to retain the previous version.

 Enterprise users: If your organization has disabled auto-updates, the auto-update option is not available in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Select the Account icon in the upper right of the Creative Cloud desktop app, and then select Preferences.

    Open Preferences
  2. Select the Apps tab in the sidebar and enable the auto-update option.

    Enable auto-update
  3. Find the app you are looking for.

  4. Select Advanced Options, and disable the Remove previous versions option from the pop-up menu.

    Remove previous versions of an app